Perfect Stranger by Jake Cross Summary
You let her in. You’ll wish you hadn’t. Following a whirlwind romance, Rose and Chris’s marriage has been unshakeable for twenty years. But when teenager Katie turns up on their doorstep, blonde, wide-eyed and beautiful, their perfect life threatens to crumble to pieces. Because Katie says she’s Chris’s long-lost daughter, the product of a forgotten summer fling. The couple is still reeling from shock when Katie tells them she has nowhere to go. The couple is her only hope. Kind-hearted Rose invites Katie to stay, despite Chris’s protests. The poor girl has only just lost her mother – they can’t leave her out on the street. But soon after Katie moves in, strange things start happening. Someone crashes into a neighbour’s fence. An unexplained fire starts in the couple’s kitchen. And a family friend coming to visit disappears on the way to the house. Chris insists Katie has to go. But it’s Chris who won’t explain where he was at the time their friend went missing… The couple’s dream life seems to be turning into a nightmare. With dark secrets about Chris’s history with Katie’s mother coming to light, Rose no longer knows who to trust. Soon, she isn’t sure whether she’s invited a dangerous stranger into her home, or whether she’s been living with one all along… A chilling thriller that will make you question everything you think you know about your loved ones. Fans of The Woman in the Window, Then She Was Goneand The Perfect Child won’t be able to put this book down. What readers are saying about Jake Cross: 'Brilliant!… The perfect thriller… Has it all… I loved reading every moment of this!… Will have you hooked' Gemma's Book Reviews 'I was completely spooked! … Set my nerves on edge… Fast paced and the action just kept on coming… A great twist … Highly recommended!' Stardust Book Reviews 'Wow… Thrilling, fast-paced… Bound to get your heart pumping … You won't want to put this story down … Plenty of twists and unexpected turns to keep the reader hooked until the last page.' Gemma's Book Reviews 'A compelling storyline. Fast paced and lots of action, it's just how I like my thrillers. And the twist in the middle - well I didn't see that coming… A rip-roaring tale and well worth a read.' Goodreads Reviewer 'One of the best crime novels I have read! A heart-pounding, nerve racking, absolutely thrillingstory, superbly written, taking the reader on a daring, twisted ride. Amazing plot that shocks and astounds in equal measure. I absolutely loved thisand highly recommend it to everyone.' Renita D'Silva
The Millionaire's Wife by Shalini Boland Summary
'I am completely and utterly speechless… Oh wow, absolutely triple wow… literally had me on tenterhooks… I thought I was going to fall off my chair.’ Mixing Reality with Fiction Everyone has their secrets. But this one could destroy your marriage. When Anna Blackwell opens an email from an unknown sender, the shocking image attached shatters her perfect world. A woman has been killed. And Anna knows who did it. The past is catching up with her. Is it her turn next? To protect herself and her husband Will, she must tell him the terrible truth about her first love. But as the secrets of her life unravel, Anna begins to realise that she is not the only one who has been living a lie. Anna doesn’t know who to turn to: her best friend, her parents, her husband. But she knows that her ex-lover is dangerous and she must stop him, before it’s too late… From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this utterly unputdownable psychological thriller will have you gasping at every twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book is for you. What readers are saying about Shalini Boland: ‘Completely and utterly speechless… there are just no words to explain how amazing and gripping this book is… Oh wow, absolutely triple wow… a truly magnificent read, loved it from start to finish… leaves you with bated breathright to the very end… that ending… I thought I was going to fall off my chair. It was so darn good…’ Mixing Reality with Fiction ‘A nail biting, edge of your seat read. I couldn't sit still… thrilling and excitingyou to the max… I loved it.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘So many tense moments… compelling…I was eagerly turning pages… a fast-paced, captivating, suspenseful psychological thriller… amazing.’ A Haven for Book Lovers ‘Absolutely addictive and brilliant with an end I didn't see coming. This is one book you have to read and it gets 5 huge stars from me!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Amazing... Get ready to edge closer to the tip of your seat, bite the very last bit of nails you have left, and scream a not so silent scream when this story unravels!... We LOVED this book!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars ‘Oh my. A captivating unputdownable evocative emotional twisted thriller. Oh that ending... OMG that ending did NOT expect that. It blew me away…’ Read Along With Sue, 5 stars ‘Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic book! The book starts with a bang… from page one and believe me, it doesn’t let up throughout the book and keeps you gripped until the very end!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Hooked from the very first page... I was left staring open-mouthed at the last page because I just couldn't believe what I just read… left me both speechless and wanting for more.' It's All About Books, 5 stars ‘OMG. What a phenomenal book! I read this book in 24 hours because I could not put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW... captivating... I could not put it down… worth more than 5 stars and has to be one of the best psychological thrillers I have read so far.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
The Sister-in-Law by Sue Watson Summary
‘You don’t think Jamie and I have secrets, do you? No, we tell each other everything.’ She smiled. ‘Including your dirty little secret. So maybe it’s time to start being nice to me?’ THE WIFE: Clare is ready for a break. It’s been a tough year and now she wants to put her feet up. Arriving at the Italian villa for their summer holiday, she decides it’s high time her husband and his family did some of the work. After all, her husband owes her… THE HUSBAND: Even though Dan had his head turned by someone else, he’s realised the error of his ways. He’s here now, and he says it’s for keeps. Clare can trust him, can’t she? At least he’ll have his brother there, to keep him in line… THE BROTHER: Jamie is the prodigal child, back in the family fold again after years of travelling abroad. But when he gets to the villa, he’s not alone. He’s brought a wife, someone none of them have met before. THE SISTER-IN-LAW: Ella is everything Clare isn’t. Glamorous. Young. Influential. But she knows a secret about Clare. Something that has the power to break the whole family apart. And there’s someone who will do whatever it takes to make sure that this deep secret never comes to the surface. An utterly unputdownable, gripping, twisty psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Before I Go To Sleep, The Girl on the Train and Date Night. Readers are loving The Sister-in-Law: ‘Wow wow wow… I could not put it down! A gripping, on-the-edge-of-your-seat page turner… My blood pressure was up the whole way though this!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I give this book 5 stars, hands down! What a fantastically written thriller! I COULD NOT put this book down… Holy cow. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen – PLOT TWIST! I highly recommend this fast-paced thrilling read. You will not be disappointed!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A story that will send shivers down your spine… I was literally on the edge of my seat… Electrifying. I could hardly control myself in my desperation to discover what secrets were being hidden… An enthralling page-turner that I defy anyone to try and put down… A totally addictive read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book was just what I needed during this stressful time… This was the most amazing escape to the Amalfi Coast… I couldn’t put this down… You need to read it to believe it!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A perfect excuse to shut everything else that is going on on this planet out… I just adored this book. It's one you don't want to put down, but you don't want it to end either… Brilliant!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Pulled me in and held me captive from the very start… The perfect escape from these uncertain and stressful days… Twisty, compulsively readable and another sure hit for an author who should certainly occupy a place on your must-read list.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!! What an absolutely fantastic and gripping read… I have devoured this book in just one sitting… There is no way I could've predicted this ending. It actually shocked me.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a book!… A powder keg – you just knew everything was going to blow, but you never knew when! Sue Watson hit it out of the park with this one.’ Robin Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book!!… Its suspense was electrifying and had me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my seat… Fab, fab, fab!’ Stardust Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, wow, wow! Serious book hangover commencing!… What an absolute cracker of a novel… I honestly thought I’d worked it out and then BAM it was all up in the air again and WOWZERS, the ending was 100% unexpected.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Loyal Wife by Natalie Barelli Summary
She thought they had the perfect marriage... Tamra never dreamed she would marry someone like Mike Mitchell: handsome, rich, a wonderful husband… until she finds out that Mike is having an affair. But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mike Mitchell should have remembered that before he made a fool of her. Because Tamra knows something about Mike. Something he did. Something evil. And she was prepared to carry the secret to her grave Not anymore To make matters worse, Mike’s daughter Madison has come to stay for a few days, and Madison doesn’t like Tamra. Well, that's too bad, because Tamra doesn’t have time to argue. She’s too busy ruining Mike’s life while remaining–on the surface at least–the perfect, loyal wife But when Tamra's plan spirals out of control, she finds that things are not what they seem. And now, it's too late.
What We Did by Christobel Kent Summary
He stole her childhood. She'll take his future What would you do if you accidentally encountered the man who once abused you? And how would you get away with it? Bridget's life is small and safe: she loves her husband and her son, and she works hard to keep her own business afloat. Until one day, her former violin teacher Anthony Carmichael walks into her shop with the teenager he's clearly grooming. Carmichael begins to stalk Bridget, trying to terrify her into silence. But Bridget is older and stronger now and suddenly, she snaps and fights back. Now Bridget must find a way to deal with the aftermath of her actions... The gripping, compelling and timely new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loving Husband, The Crooked House and The Day She Disappeared. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard and Lie With Me.
The Warning: A Nail Biting, Gripping Psychological Thriller by Kathryn Croft Summary
My little boy's room was empty, his bed neatly made. Alarm bells should have rung immediately. Then the knock on the door came. All I remember is a thick fog wrapping itself tightly around me. This couldn't be happening to us. Three years ago, nurse Zoe's son Ethan was found drowned in a muddy river by their home, along with his best friend Josh. With no witnesses, their deaths were ruled a tragic accident. Heartbroken, Zoe and her family, move away from her home. They're just beginning to get back to some kind of normality, when, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous email: You need to find out the truth about what happened to your son. Don't let this rest. Don't believe the lie. Shaken, Zoe starts an obsessive hunt for the truth. But why is her husband so reluctant to help? And why is Josh's mother so determined not to believe her? An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about a mother's desperate search for the truth. Fans of The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page. See what readers are saying about The Warning: 'OMG Kathryn Croft has done it again!!! I devoured this book in two days!!! I absolutely loved it along with all the other books I've read of hers. From the beginning to end kept in suspense and shock. I really didn't see any of it coming.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'I proudly hand over 5 twisty messed-up stars to this book!!! I loved this and all the WTF moments... It was so freakin' cool to read! Very interesting plot(s) going on here!! Twisted, twisty, dark, sad, awesome!!! Oh let's just say... THAT ending!... 5 Stars from me!!!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Oh, what a great ride this book was... her best book yet! She writes a great story... keeps you guessing right to the very end! I absolutely loved this book... can't wait to see what she comes up with next!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'My 1st book from this author and I loved it... a page-turner... the twist is explosive... Read it in two days... very gripping and emotional... will be reading more from this author... if you like twists look no further for your next read.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Kept me on the edge of my seat... A story of secrets and lies with many twists and turns. A very enjoyable read that I read in one day as I couldn't put it down.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'This book kept me on the edge of my seat. A great psychological thriller that had me guessing until the very end... Family secrets, lies and twists made this a page turner that I didn't want to put down. 5 twisty stars from me! Keep them coming Kathryn Croft!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland Summary
‘Mummy, she’s gone…’ Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs, saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law Diane finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart. And she realises it’s only just beginning… From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this completely addictive psychological thriller of secrets, lies and betrayal will make you gasp out loud at the heart-stopping final twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book is for you. Why readers are gripped by The Perfect Family: ‘Completely and utterly mesmerising!... I read it until the early hours… I literally couldn’t put it down!!… had my heart beating so fast I thought it would burst! The suspense and tension was amazing.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Without a doubt one of the best books I have read this year… truly a rollercoaster of a book that I couldn't put down… full of twists and turns until the very last page… superb.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow what a brilliant book… Deliciously dark and totally compelling it grips you from page one and then just messes with your head until the final pages… certainly a thrill of a ride with its twists and turns… Excellent.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘The perfect psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end… I could feel the tension building… I felt myself wanting to scream… a twisted story that will leave your mouth hanging open. Oh that ending, you just wait for that ending!’ It’s All About the Thrill, 5 stars ‘OMG The queen of killer twists has done it again!!... had me tearing through the pages… my heart was pounding. The story delivers lots of thrills right up until the last page… an exhilarating page turner of a read… will take you by surprise and have you hooked until the very last word.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I literally had to pick my jaw up off the floor…!!!! This is a book that messes with your head (as I told a friend earlier!)… a perfect psychological thriller!!!... to say you’re going to thoroughly enjoy this one is an understatement... Hold onto your hats, you’re in for a hell of a ride!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ALL the stars!!!... A super crazy page turner… I finished this in less than a day because It had my heart pounding with all its WTF moments!... I just love Shalini Boland’s writing…. pulls you in and sets you right smack dab in the middle of the plot where you literally feel your palms sweating and heart racing along with the characters… a 5 star winner! Gripping and fast paced and OH THAT ending!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘AMAZING… I am totally hooked… The Perfect Family is absolutely unputdownable!!!... HEART PALPITATING!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Started with an absolute heart stopping bang… The plot took a deep swerve and landed where I least expected… the story kept me gripped from start to finish. I hardly took time to breathe.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
The Orchid Girls by Lesley Sanderson Summary
‘By far the best book I have read in 2018!... A gripping, brilliant, have-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat-in-suspense psychological thriller! From the very first page I was enthralled and hooked... Kept me guessing... The ending will knock you square off of your feet!... Amazing 5 star read.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Now we are bound forever,' she says, her eyes determined. 'I will never tell anyone, I swear. This is between you and me. Now you swear too.' They called them the Orchid Girls. Grace. Molly. Charlotte. One of them is in love. One of them is a liar. One of them is dead. On a jagged Dorset cliff, wind whipping their hair, waves crashing on the rocks below, three friends became two when Charlotte’s body was pulled out of the sea. Fifteen years later Grace and Molly are worlds apart. Grace has a glittering career and a loving husband. Molly is a lonely, unemployed alcoholic. Grace has everything to lose. Molly has nothing. They have moved on from the tragic accident that shadowed their childhood. But somewhere lies a photograph waiting to be unearthed – waiting to reveal a secret that one of the Orchid Girls is desperate to keep hidden... The Orchid Girls is a breathless, gripping and twisty story of love, obsession and dark, shocking secrets. Fans of KL Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train – read this one with the lights on… Readers absolutely love The Orchid Girls: ‘Loved this. A gripping thriller full of secrets and lies.’ Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request ‘I loved this book!! I was hooked from the first page and highly recommend… Absolutely twisted and amazing!!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Amazing… A compelling tale of secrets, lies, manipulation, obsession, first love, addiction, denial, friendships and relationships… Had me hooked in and totally enthralled from the very first page… Keeps the reader guessing… Highly recommended.’ Niki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars ‘Wow. I’m speechless… Enthralling story… My, my, my you have to read it… The first one read by Lesley Sanderson and it won’t be the last! Kept me wanting more!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Excellent read! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, bam, a twist!... The characters are complex and richly detailed. This is a book that will keep you guessing till the climatic ending… Well written with a superb storyline... If you like psychological suspense then you will love this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I just finished The Orchid Girls and what a crazy, messed-up ride! I was hooked from first few pages and it only got more intense!... D R A M A and secrets and twisted lies on lies on lies… And the end made me gasp with twisty delight… Delighted because a final twist was delivered with a thunderous boom!!!... This one is gonna be hot!... Five stars!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW… WOW. ONE. CRAZY. RIDE!... A thriller that had me wrapped up in everything about this book! The characters were cray cray I literally was screaming at some of them in my head… I can’t wait to read more from Lesley!’ Steph and Chris’s Book Review ‘Wow! This book had me up late, flipping pages and needing to know everything and everyone that was involved…. Thrilling, chilling and absolutely unputdownable! Will be highly recommending!’ Chapter Chatter Pub, 5 stars ‘Managed to finish this book in a couple of sittings!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Fabulous… Really difficult to put down!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A gripping psychological thriller... but it is also so much more. It's evocative, engaging, and utterly enthralling.’ The Bandwagon, 5 stars ‘Really gripped me and I was nearly late for work as I was desperate to finish it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars [not enough space on KDP from here on in!] ‘Had me hooked from the start… The author does a very good job at keeping the reader guessing and speculating about the shocking truth.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I was hooked… It's a great psychological thriller that will have you guessing… I just loved it… Amazing book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘The story drew me in from the very first page… I loved it.’ Beauty Balm, 5 stars ‘This was so good!... I just flew through it, and ended up finishing the whole book in two sittings. I absolutely love books that keep me thinking about them even after I've finished reading them, and this one has really stayed with me… A fast, nail-biting read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘First class… A thrilling multi-faceted story.’ Goodreads Reviewer
The Happy Couple by Samantha Hayes Summary
Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished. Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night… I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps. At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay. You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning… Nail-biting and completely gripping, The Happy Couple will make you question how well you really know the ones you love. Perfect reading for anyone who adored by The Wife Between Us, The Girl on The Train or Gone Girl. Readers are loving The Happy Couple: ‘WOW!... A MUST READ!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved all of the twist and turns. I thought I'd figured out what was going on...then...WHAM...twist I did not see coming! Great book.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow!... I wouldn't have guessed the ending to save my life!... definitely lives up to all of her hype… full of twists and turns. Once I started, I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Guaranteed to keep you guessing from the start… there is absolutely no way I could've predicted it… fantastic book from start to end… kept me on the edge of my seat and made my jaw drop on more than one occasion… a five star read which is absolutely guaranteed to be a bestseller.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars Readers adore Samantha Hayes! ‘Believe me when I say that this really WASN’T A TWIST THAT I SAW COMING!... I didn’t have a clue until it slapped me in the face!... This book is AWESOME and I was addicted from the very first page!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars ‘Wow!… I stayed up all night to finish this book. I’m all sorts of wound up… phenomenal! … easily one of my favourite books of the year. My jaw is hanging on the floor... I could not put down this book… I’m blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, wow, wow! An ending I did NOT see coming… PHENOMENAL… a fast moving read with an unforgettable ending. FANTASTIC!!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘One of the BEST thrillers I have read in YEARS! Exceptional and addicting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning Summary
'Compelling and claustrophobic, Nina is an exciting new voice and definitely one to watch' Phoebe Morgan No one is good enough for her son... As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding? She’ll protect him with her life...When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding... A gripping, psychological page-turner, perfect for fans of Sally Hepworth's The Mother In Law, Lisa Jewell and K.L. Slater. 'A claustrophobic, nail-biting thriller that draws you in and doesn't let go.' Naomi Joy, author of The Liars What readers are saying about The Daughter In Law: 'I give this book 5 Wows!' 'Absolutely fantastic had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more from this author.' '5 stars! What a great book!' 'This did not disappoint. Lots of twists and turns and I loved the ending. Cannot wait to read more from this author.' 'There is quite a few twists in this story but the biggest twist is the one at the end and I didn’t have a clue.' 'A ridiculously good book. I loved every single page and couldn't put it down.' 'Fantastic, creepy, dark and chilling.' 'This book was excellent!' 'Fast paced, with twists and some turns you can see coming this is the perfect beach read.' 'A page turner that I couldn’t put down!!!' 'I couldn't put it down'